Solvy™ Water Soluble Backing
Solvy™water soluble stabilizer provides high quality results even on high-pile fabrics! The softer and bulkier the fabric, the easier stitches tend to disappear into the material resulting in unsightly embroideries. Gunold's water soluble stabilizer is your answer.
Solvy™ is a Gunold trademarked product. We developed a manufacturing process that produces consistent, high quality water soluble film that is perfect from batch to batch. Many unique and desirable traits of Gunold's Solvy™ led Gunold to obtain the trademark on both Solvy™ and Gunold Solvy™. No other water soluble backing has the quality, consistency, and ease of use as Gunold Solvy™.
Our Solvy™ stabilizer can be used on either the top or bottom of your embroidery garment or embroidery blank. The most popular way to use Solvy™ is as a water soluble topping, placed or hooped on the top of the garment. It even works on high speed embroidery machines. Solvy™ ensures that every single stitch turns out brilliantly, with a detailed and needle sharp look.
Once you take your sewout off the machine, you will see that Solvy™ has done its job of showing off your stitchwork by keeping it "above the pile." The final steps are to simply remove the remaining larger pieces of Solvy™ by tearing, and smaller pieces will dissolve with a spritz of water from a spray bottle.
It's a perfect application for scarves and towels.
Main Embroidery Applications for Gunold Solvy™ Water Soluble
Solvy™ has a primary and secondary use. The primary or most popular use is, as described above, is to use it as a topping for pile fabrics, knitwear, terry cloth, or whenever highly-detailed embroideries would otherwise disappear in the material. However, it is often used as a backing for any embroidery job where both fabric sides are visible to the end user. For example, this is a great embroidery trick to use with products like scarves and towels.
Learn & Touch Embroidery Hints and Tips
When working with terry cloth, use SOLVY™ on both fabric sides, if needed (as topping and backing).
If you don't want to wash the embroidery to remove residual Solvy™– wet a remnant piece of nonwoven backing and place it on the embroidery – then iron until completely dry. When you tear away the nonwoven remnant, SOLVY™ will be removed without leaving any traces of stabilizer or backing!
Gunold Genuine Solvy™Technical Information
Material: Water-soluble film made of 100% polyvinyl alcohol
Strength: 20?, approx. 25 g/m2
Availability: Gunold Solvy™ is available in rolls and die cuts